To most teachers, the bargaining process may seem long, confusing and complex. The truth is that every round of negotiations looks different, and there are lots of possible pathways to resolution.
A brief outline of the bargaining process for teachers employed in Alberta's public, separate or francophone school divisions.
The ATA is producing a series of shorts to ensure members have a good understanding of the collective bargaining process. Produced in English and French, the series covers the following topics.
- Why bargain collectively?
- What’s my role?
- Process overview
- Who represents you
- Central and local bargaining
- Preparation and opening
- Negotiations and mediation
- Impasse and dispute
- Resolution, ratification and agreement